Health Care

State Dept.: Assad using crematorium to hide atrocities

Stuart Jones, acting assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern Affairs, said US officials believe the crematorium could be used to dispose of bodies at a prison where they believe Assad's government authorized the mass hangings of thousands of inmates during Syria's six-year-old civil war. [Full Article...]

Vodacom bolsters worldwide portfolio with R35bn Safaricom stake buy

Vodacom bolsters worldwide portfolio with R35bn Safaricom stake buy The 34.6 billion-rand ($2.6 billion) deal, structured as an acquisition of the stake by Vodacom in return for new shares, is the latest move by Vodafone's chief executive Vittorio Colao to rationalise the group's disparate portfolio of interests around the world. [Full Article...]

Cyber attack criminals will be brought to justice, investigators pledge

Cyber criminals targeted users in 150 nations, including the U.S., Russia, Brazil, Spain, and India, along with major government agencies, such as the U.K.'s National Health Service and Germany's national railway. "It's quite an easy change to make, to bypass the way we stopped it", MalwareTech, who uses an alias, told the Associated Press . We should be prepared: "more hospitals will nearly cert... [Full Article...]

IndyCar teams turn attention to preparing for Indy 500

IndyCar teams turn attention to preparing for Indy 500 Over the past two races, the pole victor has taken home the trophy before they switch gears to the Indianapolis 500. "I've been knocking on the door every week, and one is going to go our way here soon". The 23-year-old American seemed destined for a top-five, but a stall-out on his first pit stall forced him to come back through the field to post a ninth-place finish. [Full Article...]

Caitlyn Jenner's reaction if 'little girl' Kendall was to change her sex

Caitlyn Jenner's reaction if 'little girl' Kendall was to change her sex Caitlyn has been in the United Kingdom to promote her new autobiography The Secrets of My Life and was also a special guest at the British LGBT Awards which took place in London on Friday (May 12). After celebrating the arrival of her 11th grandchild, she said it was fun to think that new additions to the family will only have met her following her gender transition. [Full Article...]

UN chief: drought-stricken Somalia 'hangs in the balance'

UN chief: drought-stricken Somalia 'hangs in the balance' Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis led the American delegation. - Reuters picMired in violent chaos since 1991, Somalia is also suffering the effects of a severe drought that has left parts of the country on the brink of starvation. The UN agency whose statement coincides with the an global conference on Thursday to tackle Somalia's most urgent challenges, called on the worldwide community to t... [Full Article...]

Gov. Brown's revised budget restores California's early childhood education money

Gov. Brown's revised budget restores California's early childhood education money Brown wants UC President Janet Napolitano and administrators to be more upfront about funding after a state audit found the Office of the President failed to disclose tens of millions of dollars in surplus money. "We've got ongoing pressures from Washington, and the economic recovery is not going to last forever", Brown told journalists gathered for his press conference in Sacramento. [Full Article...]

Measles outbreak prompts Minnesota officials to request $5mn

Measles outbreak prompts Minnesota officials to request $5mn Doctors say measles can lead to a number of complications, such as pneumonia, swelling of the brain and even death.vHealth officials in Minnesota and neighboring states have warned residents to make sure immunizations are up to date for their children and themselves. [Full Article...]

Hepatitis C Rates Have Tripled Due to the Opioid Crisis

Hepatitis C Rates Have Tripled Due to the Opioid Crisis Dr. John Ward, author of the new report from the CDC , said that research "identified increasing injection drug use - tied to the United States opioid epidemic - in rural and suburban areas across the country". The number of new Hepatitis C cases in 2015 is significantly higher than what was recorded in 2015, which is 850 new cases. Hepatitis C is transmitted from mother to child in about 6 ... [Full Article...]

California Governor Urges State Budget Restraint Amid Obamacare Repeal Effort

California Governor Urges State Budget Restraint Amid Obamacare Repeal Effort Stone wondered how the governor could boast of "spending billions of dollars on anti-poverty programs (while) one in four children go to bed hungry every night in California". Funding for K-12 schools (including transitional kindergarten) will grow to $92.3 billion, a record high and an increase over Gov. Those gains led Brown to include $1.4 billion in his 2017-2018 revised budget to continue... [Full Article...]

Wind Energy Project Off Ocean City Gets Maryland Okay

Wind Energy Project Off Ocean City Gets Maryland Okay Department of Energy has found that no additional offshore wind projects are projected to be able to qualify for these tax credits before they expire. Additionally, the Netherlands' new wind farm also has two offshore high-voltage substations connected to the land station in Eemshaven by a 110-kilometer export cable. [Full Article...]

Employer responsibilities around mental health in the workplace

How are things now compared to six months ago? "If I had received help earlier, and whilst I was in school I don't think my mental health would have suffered as much". I paused and replied, "You're correct". I am not a fan of labels, but a diagnosis can help you understand and explain your condition - but we are more than a diagnosis. [Full Article...]

GOP Rep. Says 'Nobody Dies' From Losing 'Access To Health Care'

GOP Rep. Says 'Nobody Dies' From Losing 'Access To Health Care' Labrador's quote affirms absolutely everything that Democrats have been arguing about Republicans since the fight over the GOP health care plan began: That they are out of touch with the average person and simply don't understand (or don't care) about the real-world implications of their policy proposals. [Full Article...]

Thursday forecast: rain and thunderstorms through the overnight hours, high 68

Thursday forecast: rain and thunderstorms through the overnight hours, high 68 A south southwest wind of 8 to 14 miles per hour will gust as high as 18 miles per hour. The chance of rain turns to 80 percent by Wednesday night , including showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 58. Slight chance of a rain shower. FRIDAY: A few lingering showers and storms possible early, then mostly to partly cloudy, breezy, and cooler. [Full Article...]

Egyptian woman leaves Indian hospital more than 300 kg lighter

Egyptian woman leaves Indian hospital more than 300 kg lighter Her last hours at the hospital did not end without some high drama after Shaimaa refused to sign some legal clause as part of the transfer process. In February, Lakdawala told My Medical Mantra he wanted to help the then 36 year old live her life again . [Full Article...]

Arkansas carries out execution, prepares for 2nd

Arkansas carries out execution, prepares for 2nd Williams' execution is scheduled for April 24. Before he was executed Jones offered an apology to Phillips' daughter, Lacey Seal. Justice Samuel Alito said for a conservative majority that arguments the drug could not be used effectively in executions were speculative, and he dismissed problems in executions in Arizona and Oklahoma as "having little probative value for present purposes". [Full Article...]

Explosion triggered by wrong-way driver on Dayton interstate

Explosion triggered by wrong-way driver on Dayton interstate The crash on Interstate-75 left the driver dead while the truck driver suffered minor injuries, according to the Dayton Police Department. The Dayton Police Department said a crash between a auto and the semi-tanker happened around 4:45 p.m. [Full Article...]

Trump threatens Canada over milk imports

Trump threatens Canada over milk imports His family farm, Richardson Farms, recently got involved in the dairy business. Dairy farmers in Canada have recently cut their prices, undercutting dairy farmers in the US who are already feeling the effects, with some farmers going out of business. [Full Article...]

Alabama's suspended chief justice to run for US Senate

Alabama's suspended chief justice to run for US Senate District Judge Ginny Granade striking down the state's bans on same-sex marriage earlier that year. In making the announcement , Moore said, "My position has always been God first, family and then country". "Alabama will become "Ground Zero" in the political and cultural war", said Dean Young, a longtime Moore supporter. The Alabama Supreme Court upheld his suspension. [Full Article...]

Huawei recaptures top position for smartphone shipments in China

Huawei recaptures top position for smartphone shipments in China Barra led Xiaomi's entry and expansion in India, helping the company to reach US$1 billion in annual revenue in that nation for the first time in 2016. "Vivo's strategy to focus on the highly fragmented "unorganized" retail market is paying off". Indian smartphone vendors are Micromax, Lava, Karbonn, among others. [Full Article...]


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